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Papering over the cracks?

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 9:28 am | Malcolm Aitken

The Reserve Bank’s logic for lowering the Official Cash Rate recently is sound but are we, MALCOLM AITKEN asks, papering over some economic cracks? More >>

Malcolm Aitken on Duncan Garner’s local government column

Thursday, 29 January 2015, 5:45 pm | Malcolm Aitken

Duncan Garner’s Squeals of self-interest in the Dominion Post in early December supporting local government amalgamation in Wellington was entertaining and interesting. However the piece also, with respect and it is important we can have a lively, ... More >>

Vote for a hard-working, co-operative WCC

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 9:06 am | Malcolm Aitken

“Although we have different policies, I’ve been co-operating with Hayley Robinson and Sridhar Ekambaram throughout my campaign and I hope Onslow-Western voters will consider us all as worthy preferences because we’ve already been working together ... More >>

Let's talk about Wellington, unplugged

Friday, 30 August 2013, 10:38 am | Malcolm Aitken

Wellington’s renowned cultural distinction could be even further enhanced through a few simple, cost-effective new art and cultural initiatives, says Onslow-Western Wellington City candidate, Malcolm Aitken. More >>

Malcolm Aitken gives big Tick for Kids

Thursday, 22 August 2013, 3:06 pm | Malcolm Aitken

Wellington City Council candidate, Malcolm Aitken, today pledged his commitment to the Tick for Kids campaign. The campaign is being run by the Every Child Counts Coalition, made up of Barnardos, Plunket, UNICEF, Save the Children and Mana Ririki, organisations ... More >>

Know where to go in an emergency

Tuesday, 23 July 2013, 8:38 am | Malcolm Aitken

“Talking to my family and friends today I realised how few of us knew where our nearest Civil Defence emergency centre was,” says Onslow-Western Ward Labour Wellington City Council candidate, Malcolm Aitken” More >>

Households struggling: WCC must review its rates policies

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 4:29 pm | Malcolm Aitken

“Many Wellingtonians are finding the cost of living so high that any relief Wellington City Council can provide will be welcomed. I will push hard for change if I’m elected in October,” says WCC Labour Party Onslow-Western candidate, Malcolm Aitken. More >>

Karori’s being left out: Council must review its spending

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 5:17 pm | Malcolm Aitken

"Today’s Wellington City Council recommendation to fund a Karori Events Centre to the tune of $260 000 is a fraction of the $2 million required,” says Wellington City Council Onslow-Western Labour candidate, Malcolm Aitken. More >>

WCC candidate welcomes coalition to fight library cuts

Tuesday, 11 June 2013, 2:59 pm | Malcolm Aitken

Wellington City Council candidate, Malcolm Aitken, today welcomed the creation of the Wellington Library Coalition and pledged his support. “Recently I attended a public meeting on potential cuts to library services. To the clear annoyance of ... More >>

Malcolm Aitken, Labour Candidate for Onslow-Western Ward

Friday, 31 May 2013, 5:39 pm | Malcolm Aitken

The Onslow-Western Labour candidate for the 2013 Wellington City Council elections, Malcolm Aitken, says Wellington must pick up its game and create more sustainable, smart, innovative businesses. More >>

Middle East Snapshot: Short interviews on Republican factor

Thursday, 10 February 2011, 1:17 pm | Malcolm Aitken

The importance of US foreign policy to peace in the Middle East has been underscored yet again, this time by the crisis in Egypt. The question of how much and in what ways the recent reconfiguration of power in the US Congress will affect Israel and ... More >>

Serious side to a funny man

Thursday, 5 March 2009, 2:47 pm | Malcolm Aitken

Kiwi stand-up comedian and actor Dai Henwood is at home on the stage and the crowds love him. Last year he MC-ed the New Zealand Music Awards and he is a past winner of the popular Billy T comedy award. This talented young man is going places. More >>

What are John and the gang really saying?

Friday, 30 January 2009, 9:36 am | Malcolm Aitken

If political survival is about being seen to do things as much as doing them, the Government scored a propaganda coup recently when Social Development Minister, Paula Bennett, broke up a fight among a group of violent teenagers. Ms Bennett’s street ... More >>

Malcolm Aitken on the 90 day 'fire at will' Bill

Friday, 19 December 2008, 1:35 pm | Malcolm Aitken

An injection of labour market flexibility that’s good for New Zealand employers and workers alike in the face of on-going economic turmoil, or a draconian right-to-fire with no right of appeal that borders on the Dickensian? More >>

Concert Review: Split Enz

Thursday, 27 March 2008, 11:34 am | Malcolm Aitken

Split Enz at the TSB Arena in Wellington on Tuesday night was huge fun and a remarkable nostalgia trip. As the band got more and more into it and the crowd limbered up, a great sense of the fondness a lot of Kiwis feel for the Enz became more and more ... More >>

Malcolm Aitken: Agreeing With Winston!!!

Friday, 21 November 2003, 12:30 am | Malcolm Aitken

Former Scoop Streets Of London correspondent Malcolm Aitken gets all official about information, reassesses the Muldoon era (sort of) and wonders how worrying it is that he agrees with Winston Peters… More >>

Interview: Willie Jackson Talks Pan-Maori Politics

Thursday, 4 September 2003, 10:32 am | Malcolm Aitken

Former Alliance party deputy leader and leader of Mana Motuhake, Willie Jackson, has called for the formation of a new ‘grand coalition’ Maori political party, claiming that Labour has let Maori down. More >>

SOL: Jarred Christmas, Kiwi Comedian In London

Wednesday, 18 June 2003, 2:19 pm | Malcolm Aitken

I don't know what stand-up comedian Jarred Christmas is on, but I want some. Jarred, from Christchurch and living and working in the UK, is manic. More >>

Farewell To The Streets Of London – A Soliloquy

Friday, 6 June 2003, 1:55 pm | Malcolm Aitken

Born and raised in Upper Hutt, I’m moving back to New Zealand from London in a couple of weeks. I first came to Britain almost eight and a half years ago (1995) and I’ve spent the majority of my time since in this simultaneously interesting yet cynical, ... More >>

Streets Of London: Big Breakthrough On Malaria

Monday, 28 April 2003, 10:33 am | Malcolm Aitken

Researchers finally have ‘all the information’ necessary to develop a new generation of resistance-busting anti-malaria drugs, a professor on a joint Edinburgh-Bangkok project told Scoop. More >>





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